[Great Article Alert:] Why are women medicated at nearly twice the rate of men?
It is no secret I believe that too many people are on too many medicines. And that good therapy will decrease or eliminate the need for pills. As a person who is male, I feel awkward discussing the gender bias against people who are female. Wait… Is it still OK to make this “division”? Well, read this and listen to a female psychiatrist express her sorrow and fear.
If you like the article, maybe, buy Dr. Holland’s book with a great title: “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.”
NOTE: Yes, I know some of you are doing much better because of medication. I know you would suffer without it, I know it is OK for some folks to be on medicine for years and years. I am not saying “NOBODY should be on meds!” I am saying: Some people would be better of working on their “issues” and seeing if their med use can go down.